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6th Grade

I can use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

I can divide fractions by fractions.

I can compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

I can apply what I know about numbers to the system of rational numbers.

I can apply what I know about arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

I can reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

I can represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

I can solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

I can recognize a statistical question as one that has variability and can be represented by a distribution.

I can summarize and describe numerical data and distributions about a population.

I can describe the differences in molecule movement in each state of matter.

I can describe how an atom is arranged.

I can read the Periodic Table of elements.

I can differentiate between matter and non-matter.

I can describe how the sun creates weather.

I can describe possible pathways through the water cycle.

I can collaborate throughout the model and design process.

I can describe how energy is measured and transferred between organisms.

I can describe how traits are passed from parent to offspring.

I can independently read and understand text at a 6th  grade level

I can use evidence from text to support ideas about the text’s theme and when comparing two or more story elements.

I can make inferences from a text

I can explain how a narrator’s or character’s point of view influences how a story is told.

I can analyze how an individual, event, or idea is introduced and progresses through an informational text.

I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as similes and metaphors.

I can analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities, differences and points of view.

I can understand and use 6th  grade academic vocabulary.

I can write an opinion piece that includes an introduction that states an opinion, support that opinion with facts, transition words between paragraphs and an ending section or statement that relates to the opinion.

I can write an informational or explanatory piece that introduces a topic with information grouped into paragraphs that include text features, precise vocabulary, facts, definitions and quotes transition words between sections, and ending with a statement or section that relates to the information in the writing.

I can write a narrative (either fictional or personal) that establishes a character or narrator, includes how the character reacts to events, uses time order transitions, includes dialog and precise literary language, and provides a sense of closure at the end.

I can write about reading

I can conduct research and present a report about a topic.

I can demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English grammar when writing or speaking.

I can participate in class discussions and small collaborative groups by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, using evidence from text, and building on the ideas of others.

Social Studies
I can describe why where I live has effects on how I live.

I can analyze how the geographic location, availability of natural resources (water, food, climate, etc), and inventions determine a civilization’s location, development, and culture.

I can compare and contrast factors (trade, location, etc) that contribute to a civilization’s rise and fall.

I can demonstrate an understanding of the social hierarchy of ancient civilizations.

I can analyze connections among historical events/developments in larger historical contexts.

I can organize evidence and provide reasoning into an argument about the past.

I can explain how the wants/needs of a society create an economy.

I can determine how political leaders can influence a civilization’s power.

I can describe the cause and effect relationship of how trade and exploration influence civilizations, expansion, and tendency to rise/fall.

I can identify, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary documents to make generalizations about historical events.

I can describe how culture influences the way people modify and adapt to their environments.

I can analyze multiple historical perspectives that influence the way that people act in a civilization in different historical eras.

I can analyze secondary sources to develop an argument on why civilizations are successful/unsuccessful and support with relevant evidence.

I can describe why a civilization has lasting impacts on history even after it falls.